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Oct 23, 2012 9:00am EDT
and governor romney brought up the economy but most of the night was devoted to foreign policy including iran and other hot spots. >> you look at the record of the last four years and say is iran closer to a bomb, yes. is the middle east in few molt -- tumolt, yes. >> as long as i am president of the united states iran will not get a nuclear weapon. i made that clear when i came in office. we organized the strongest coalition and the strongest sanctions against iran in history. >> today president obama campaigns in florida and ohio, two key states. mitt romney is in nevada and colorado tonight te key states. election day is two weeks away with the race still wide open. joining us now with a look at how each presidential camp is planning its camp to victory is leonard steinhorn. thanks for coming in. >> thanks for having me. >> we are getting down to the wire. we can focus on the numbers as the campaigns are doing. they each have different scenarios for how they get to the number 270 for electoral votes. let me ask you this. i have a feeling that we won't know who the next president is electio
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Oct 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
tightening in virginia, giving mitt romney the edge over barack obama. independent voters and women remain in the cross hairs for the candidates. fox's doug luzader has the latest now from the campaign trail >> reporter: certainly seen this race tighten up considerably over just the past month. this is the average of polls. there's not much space between governor romney and president obama. romney has widened his lead a bit since yesterday and it has the president running to catch up. nothing matches the campaign tools a president has, air force one rolling up to a rally. later, the president running to the podium. >> are you fired up? [ applause ] >> reporter: after a marathon day, his voice was nearly gone. >> even though my voice is getting kind of hoarse, i've still got a spring in my step. >> reporter: the president even cast his vote early yesterday in chicago. with his poll numbers flagging, his campaign hopes early voters help lock down the lead he had weeks ago. the obama strategy involves women and young voters. the president referring to romney, "well, that's a b-ser, i can tell
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Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
. >>> to the presidential race now, country music star trace adkins is appearing in a campaign ad tonight with mitt romney outside of charlottesville shenandoah valley and president obama campaigns in colorado and ohio. he'll be in virginia tomorrow. >> both are trying to capitalize on any points scored in last night's presidential debate. nicole collins is live on capitol hill to tell us more about what happened last night. good morning to you, nicole. >>reporter: good morning, allison and tony. last night's debate was not full of zingers as it was expected to be. all of the attacks were squarely focused on policy. the candidates were cordial, but mitt romney's aggressive approach appeared to put president obama on defense. >> going forward with the status quo is not going to cut it for the american people who are struggling today. >>reporter: when i -- >> when i walked into the oval office, i had more than a trillion dollar deficit greeting me and we know where it came from. >>reporter: the debate, held at the university of denver was respectful and devoid of any major entertaining moments. it focuse
FOX
Oct 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
is appropriate. >> turning now to the race for the white house. both president obama and mitt romney are racking up frequent flyer miles. both will make the hard push. the president heads to richmond for a rally tomorrow. and sunday romney has three in the state. joins us live from capitol hill with more. doug good morning. >> reporter: good morning. unless you live in one of those handful of swing states, you are not going to see these guys in person as the campaign travel reaches a fever pitch. >>> we can add another 5,000 milester today as president obama travels back and forth actually spending the night on board. mitt romney isn't far behind after rallies yesterday. >> what you are seeing from the obama campaign is an incredibly shrinking campaign. the president is out of ideas andre going to make sure he's out of office. >> give him the edge nationally. tracking poll puts it at 5 points. the swing states get more complicated. may come down to ohio. the president was in dayton yesterday. >> we know we're not where we need to be. but we've made real progress. we have to build on that progres
FOX
Oct 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
romney, the last phase in the race for the white house begins this morning. they held their final debate in florida last night. mr. obama was aggressive and lit up twitter with a couple of zippingers while government romney spent a lot of time on the offensive. doug luzader takes a closer look. >> reporter: they sat down at the table last night with the same ultimate goal in mind, and that is, of course, winning come november 6th. they have two different strategies to get there. >> this debate begins as they do, with a handshake. as they headed to their seats, they had different objectives. romney, to preserve his momentum, the president to get some back. when romney questioned cuts to the navy, a critical issue in the battleground state of virginia, the president delivered what his supporters think was the line of the night. >> you mentioned the navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than in 1916. governor, we have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changeed. >> reporter: we the split screen may have told the story, with the president not stepping do
FOX
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
president obama heads to fairfax to george mason university. meanwhile, mitt romney is headed to the southwestern part of the state to rally coal supporters. >>> anticipated september jobs report comes out in about an hour and a half. as doug luzader explains, it could have a big impact on the presidential race. >> reporter: this is the unemployment rate since president obama took office. it's been up and down, but all the focus today will be here at the very end, where it heads right before the election. for the white house, today's unemployment numbers probably confirm a cold reality, there just isn't much time left now for a major turnaround in the labor market before election day. the news from analysts may not be encouraging. >> we think the economy is going to be very sluggish as people sit back and wait to see how this fiscal cliff issue is dealt with by the new legislature and executive. >> reporter: that fiscal cliff is a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts due to hit at the end of the year after the election. the president coming off with what was widely seen
FOX
Oct 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
't making much of an impact. the latest national polls show the president tied with mitt romney. >> and mitt romney is spending a whole day in the buckeye state. the time in one state is just temporary. yesterday the governor blitzed other battleground states through appearances in nevada and iowa. >> real estate mobile donald trump has become a leading critic of obama. trump offered to donate $5 million to charity if the president releases his applications for college and his passport. the president poked fun last night in an appearance on the tonight show. >> this all dates back to when we were growing up together in kenya. >> i got to give you that one. >> we had constant run ins on the soccer field. he wasn't very good. that was the end of it. >> wise cracks aside, the president told leno he has never actually met donald trump. >> back here at home, virginia congressman jim moran's son has resigned as the field director. all tied to the release of under cover video talking about voter fraud scheme. melanie has been following the controversy all morning. >> the video was released yesterda
FOX
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
has had in the buckeye state. mitt romney also in ohio at a rally last night. the republican nominee was joined by chris 'tis at this. >>> the dalai lama is making his way to virginia. he will speak at the williamsburg and tomorrow, the exiled at tibetan leader will speak at the university of virginia. >>> we are following breaking news concerning the nobel prizes. the chemistry award was announced today and one the winners is affiliated with the maryland institute. robert lefkowitz worked at duke university. another winner is brian kobilka from stanford university. the men worked on how the body cells respond to the environment. >>> toyota announced a massive recall involving millions of its vehicles. we have the details coming up next. >>> and another warning about a safety feature on your car that could be a fake. >>> and we are heading back to the ballpark. dave ross is standing by with two special guests >>> and as we take you to the break live, we get the lateness traffic from tucker and july. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i apapprove this message. [ female announcer ]
FOX
Oct 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
with election day rapidly approaching. the president will rally florida and richmond, virginia. romney stays put in ohio. the latest on their campaign blitz with 12 days to go before election day. >> these guys have both been busy. all of the states that both candidates hit yesterday. and this is a pace that's going to continue. >> reporter: california isn't a swing state but the president stopped there last night for the tonight show. the latest attack on mitt romney that he supposed richard merdock saying that pregnancies that result from rape still reflect the will of god. a position romney disagrees with. >> these distinctions about rape don't make too much sense to me. >> but a new ap poll shows efforts by the obama campaign may not be working. the president and mitt romney are relatively even in their support from men and women. romney campaigned in ohio before heading to -- in iowa before heading to ohio. >> make sure they vote for me this time. >> the president will cast his birth early. this as both campaigns may be mulling over a troubling possibility come november 6th. a tie in the el
FOX
Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
: but biden brought up mitt romney's comments at least five times about the 47% of americans who have become again on government. >> i've had it up to here about the 47%. it's time they took responsibility. >> i think the vice president knows sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way sometimes. >> reporter: president obama made anen unusual late night statement as he returned to the white house after campaigning in florida. >> i thought joe biden did great, and i couldn't be prouder. >> the white house is trying to play this up, even releasing a photograph of the president watching the debate last night on air force one. he and mitt romney, meantime, are preparing for their next debate on tuesday, one of the final two between the president and governor romney. that's the latest on the debate. allison, back to you. >> sherri ly, thank you. >>> the debate moderator martha raddic is getting praise and criticism for her role. the senior foreign affairs correspondent for abc news took a forceful approach to moderating the debate. she's winning reviews on social media for tryi
FOX
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
trail for the presidential candidates after the first debate last night in denver. mitt romney visits virginia, president barack obama has stops in colorado and wisconsin. all three are battleground states. let's last night's presidential debate from fox's nicole collins. nicole is live on capitol hill this morning. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, allison. those swing states very important. for mitt romney last night, he's been trailing slightly in the polls in many of those states, so it was very important for him to have a strong showing and it appears he delivered. [ cheers and applause ] >>reporter: the candidates were cordial, but mitt romney's aggressive approach appear today put president obama on defense. >> going forward with the status quo is not going to cut it for the american people who are struggling today. >> when i walked into the oval office, i had more than a trillion dollar deficit greeting me and we know where it came from. >>reporter: the debate held at the university of denver was respectful and devoid of any major entertaining moments. it focused on
FOX
Oct 18, 2012 9:00am EDT
candidates prepare for their last debate next week, where the focus will be on foreign policy. mitt romney hoping to chip away at an issue that most polls show favors the president. >> i look at what's happening throughout the middle east, and pakistan and i look around north africa, and north malawi taken by an al-qaida affiliate and the world continues to be dangerous. >> this as the campaigns continue to argue about the terror attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi last month and what role al-qaida may have played. you can bet both issues will be coming up in the next debate. >> let me ask you a quick question, , what do we know about the suspect? any clues as to his motivation? >> obviously prosecutors are still trying to figure that out. london sky news talked with his family yesterday, his father is the vice president of a bank in bangladesh. his sister is a doctor. the family says they are stunned. they describe him as a devout and prayerful muslim. the prosecutors say he was influenced by anwar al-awlaki and wanted to become a martyr for al-qaida. at this time they don't say quaz
FOX
Oct 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
's in athens, ohio. mitt romney has two campaign appearances in virginia today. the governor will go down to chesapeake this afternoon and back to leesburg tonight. sarah simons has more. as i'm reading that, they're busy. >> yes, they are. >> how do they do it? >> i don't know. they were feisty last night. >> everywhere. >> and allison and tony, you know, as you mentioned, it's the second predential debate and in there, it was supposed to be driven by questions from the immediate audience and quickly got heated. at times, seemed to spin a bit out of control. >> candy what, governor romney said it was not true. >> reporter: from the outset, it was clear this is going to be a different debate from the last one. >> you will get your chance in a moment. i'm still speak. >> reporter: after what the president acknowledged was a weak showing at the first debate two weeks ago, this time he was engaged and on the attack. >> governor romney doesn't have a five-point plan but a one- point plan and that plan is to make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules. >> how about $4 tril
FOX
Oct 19, 2012 7:00am EDT
romney's roast in new york. fox5 morning news at 7:00 starts now. >>> stand still. that is the story on the inner loop of the beltway this morning in montgomery county. two accidents involving tractor- trailers have shut all lanes down for several hours now. it is a rotten way for thousands of commuters to start this friday, october 19th, 2012. good morning, i'm tony perkins. >> i'm sarah simmons. alison seymour has the morning off. it's been going on since before 4:30 this morning. also we've had rain in the area as well. let's check in with tucker barnes and see what the status is. >> good morning. still seeing heavy rain to the south of the city, in fact. thunderstorm activity down there as well. good news is things should be winding down shortly. still have to deal with showers ovethe near future here. there you go, much of the area starting to dry out. we've seen this little batch of shower and thunderstorm activity redevelop in the past hour to the south. if you look carefully, you'll see blinking towards la plata and waldorf. and will come eventually into prince george's count
FOX
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
nominee mitt romney will be back in the commonwealth where he'll delivery an address at the virginia military institute. meanwhile, the president is in california. >> reporter: election day is four weeks from tomorrow. look at some of the polls. within the margin of error in this poll in four key swing states, including a state that will get a lot of attention today, and that is virginia. the president made a return appearance to california last night. not because the state is in play this year, but because hollywood has heavy hitters with deep pockets. >> the last thing we can afford right now is four years of the very same policies that led us to this crisis in the first place. i cannot allow that to happen. i will not let it happen. >> reporter: mitt romney, meantime, prepares to pivot to foreign policy today. that's what an upcoming debate will focus on, and it may be an effort to strike while the iron is hot, with questions about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya last month. romney is trying to build on postdebate momentum. >> you had the chance to hear his answers or hi
FOX
Oct 17, 2012 9:00am EDT
and romney repeatedly interrupted each other. one issue was drilling for oil. >> you had a whole bunk of oil companies who had leases on public lands that they were not using. what we said was you can't sit on this for 10, 20, 30 years, decide when you want to drill or when you want to produce, when it's most profitable for you. these are public lands. if you want to drill on public lands, you use it or you lose it. >> okay. >> and what we did is take away the leases and we're now reletting them so we request can make a profit. >> and production on government land is up. >> it's down. >> no, it's not. >> it's down 49%. and production, again, is down 9%. >> that is just not true. >> it's absolutely true. look, there is no question but the people recognize we have not produced -- >> i'll give you time. go ahead. >> more gas on federal lands and in federal waters. >> the audience at hofstra university in new york was filled with uncommitted voters who came to get answers from president obama and governor romney. joining us now is ron deeton. he is a professor political science and american gov
FOX
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
. mitt romney knows a breakthrough performance could reshape his campaign. and president barack obama is determined to avoid mistakes that could alter his case for a second term. but an old video of the president is stirring new controversy. fox's doug luzader with the story. >> reporter: we always look for a last minute wrinkle before each debate and this may be it. conservatives are talking up a video of the president in 2007, and something the obama campaign is responding to. >> everybody give an extraordinary welcome to my pastor, jeremiahia wright. >> reporter: then senator obama adopted an accent and make what some see as racially charged comments with hurricane katrina. >> tells me somehow the people down in new orleans, they don't care about as much. >> reporter: conservatives already talking about what the president said and how he said it. >> i'm very surprised at the incredible southern accent, the president who was born in hawaii and lived in chicago. >> reporter: the obama campaign says this is an attempt to distract voters from the video of mitt romney, where he says 47%
FOX
Oct 18, 2012 7:00am EDT
prepare for the last debate next week, where the focus will be on foreign policy. mitt romney hoping to chip away at an issue that most polls show favors the president. >> i look at what's happening throughout the middle east and pakistan, and i look around north africa. and the world continues to be dangerous. >> reporter: this as the campaign continues to argue about the terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi last month and what role al- qaida may have played there. >> we know there have been at least a dozen plots targeting new york city after nine. a lot of those are lone wolves. does this suspect have contact with al-qaida? >> reporter: he had contact with them in january. prosecutors say he was influenced by anwar al-awlaki and wanted to become a martyr. but the complaint itself doesn't say he had training or actual direction from the terrorist group. >> melanie alnwick reporting from the newsroom. thank you. >>> now, new this morning, from the middle east, suspected u.s. drone air strikes have killed at least seven al-qaida militants in yemen. they had apparently g
FOX
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
's debate focuses on domestic issues, specifically the economy. mitt romney has given a debate preview, saying he might be willing to reduce income tax deductions for home mortgage interests. many voters are still undecided. >> i'm up in the air as to who i'm going to vote for. i have my reasons for why i'm up in the air and comes down do i want to see a better economy or lose rights. that's the way i look at it. >> i need to know which one is listening to the average person, the one who has a fixed income, the one who has minimum wage. >> colorado has nine electoral votes up for grabs. experts say this debate is very important to both candidates as they both have something to prove with voters. there will be two more debates this month. the second one october 16th. coming up in a little bit, we will be joined by fox business correspondent to talk about what viewers and the candidates can expect for tonight's debates. >>> in pennsylvania, a major victory for democrats where a judge has blocked the state's new voter i.d. law from going in effect election day. democrats said the law was
FOX
Oct 19, 2012 9:00am EDT
. >> reporter: may have had the appearances of a high dollar fundraiser, but it's not often you see mitt romney and the president working over the same room. >> i had a lot more energy in our second debate. i was well rested after the long nap i had in the first debate. >> i've already seen early reports from tonight's dinner. headline, obama embraced by catholics. romney dines with rich people. >> reporter: all of this to raise about $5 million for catholic charities. the dinner has become an lek year tradition and the two headliners delivered. lighter moments can play big. president obama was on the jon stewart daily show and romney was on "the view." the light hearted moments will be shortlived, monday's debate won't be so pleasant. >> monday's debate is a little bit different because the topic is foreign policy. spoiler alert, we got bin laden. >> people seem to be curious as to how we prepare for the debates. let me tell you what i do, first, refrain from alcohol for 65 years before the debate. second, find the biggest available straw man and just attack him. big bird didn't even see it co
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Oct 11, 2012 9:00am EDT
'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> the man who plad a major role in turning around the district's finances in the 1990s has died. economist andrew bremer was the first director of the d.c. control board. the congressionally-mandated panel set up to oversee the financial management of the city. now, his appointment at the time was controversial and it drew the ire of then mayor marrian barry, but d.c.'s huge deficit was turned into a $300 million surplus under bremer's leadership. he was also the first african- american to sit on the federal reserve board. andrew bremer was 86 years old. >>> a strange twist in the case of a missing girl in colorado. a body was found yesterday seven miles from where jessica ridgeway disappeared last friday on her way to school. now, many assume the body was jessica's, but at a news conference just a few moments ago, authorities said the search for the girl continues. officials acknowledge the discovery of the body but did not provide any information about that body. authorities believe that jessica was abducted. >>> just two days af
FOX
Oct 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
failed to do last week. at least five times he brought up romney's comments about the 47% of americans who have become dependent on government. >> i'had it up to here with the notion 47% -- it's about time they take responsibility here. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> reporter: while republicans by and large gave the win to ryan, president obama made an unusual late night statement as he returned to the white house after campaigning in florida. >> i thought joe biden did great, and i couldn't be prouder of him. >> the white house really trying to play this up, even releasing a photograph of the president watching the debate last night on air force one. he and mitt romney are preparing for their final set of debates. they have two more. next one is tuesday, allison. we really have seen these debates play a very pivotal roll. romney got a bump after the last one. >> thank you. >>> a forr bus driver convicted of intentionally driving into a building is expected to learn her fate today. 41-year-old teresa
FOX
Oct 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
in the sunshine state as president barack obama and governor mitt romney prepare for the last presidential debate. with the race tightening, we have a look at what we can expect. >> reporter: this time around, they won't be standing at podiums, they won't be stocks one another on stage, tonight they'll be sitting at the same table, the debate is supposed to be about foreign policy, just about anything could come up. >> without further adieu, welcome president obama and governor romney. >> reporter: it's just a hearsal and these are just stand-ins, the final debate has it all on the line. president obama has been out of sight preparing for -- at camp david. >> figure out which he players are best. >> reporter: the tone could be subdued than that, especially compared to last week's debate, although the president may try to question romney's readiness on the world stage. >> people to want know they have a strong, steady hand in the oval office and they don't someone who's reckless. >> reporter: romney may try again to hit the president on the u.s. consulate attack in libya. and with the new report o
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Oct 16, 2012 7:00am EDT
for the second presidential debate. but before the candidates square off, president barack obama and mitt romney will be doing some last-minute debate preps. we have a okund o. >> reporter: the expectations have shifted heading into the debate. before the debate two weeks ago most people thought president obama would win. now according to this poll they're pretty evenly split heading into tonight. just as the finishing touches are made in the debate hall, and the camera angles all worked out, it may be hard to believe but this is a voting line in georgia. already. about three weeks before election day. >> we waited for about two and a half hours. >> reporter: estimates now that one-third of all voters will cast their votes before november 6th. which is why the president's campaign is trying to lock in support now. the first lady michelle obama holding up her absentee ballot. >> today, i voted for my husband. >> reporter: if followers on both sides follow suit in the days to come that means that any little blip from tonight's debate or the one next week could have an immediate impact. president o
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
to gallup. the landscape is changing quickly. both campaigns are trying to take advantage. mitt romney may have had more spring in his step yesterday as he spoke to the virginia military institute. he went after what has been president obama's strong suit in many polls, foreign policy. and he spoke about last month's attack on the u.s. consulate in libya in a world he says is now more dangerous. >> this latest assault can be blamed on a video insulting islam, despite the administration's attempts to convince us of that for so long. no, the administration has conceded these were the deliberate work of terrorists. >> reporter: the president spent much of his day preaching to the converted at california fundraisers. it helped pad his campaign coffers. he reminded his faithful that the race is extremely tight and right around the corner. >> so i need you in this election, the next 29 days. we cannot afford to be complacent and we cannot afford to be cynics. we have to look back at the progress we've made and that should give us confidence. >> reporter: but that confidence may have been shaken
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Oct 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
obama and mitt romney. >> reporter: this shows you what is at stake in the second debate. this is real clear politics average of polls since the ends of last year. you see a clear obama lead through most of that time. the big momentum shift happens right there after the first presidential debate about two weeks ago. we won't be hearing much from the they are of these guys today, both deep in debate preps. we did catch a glimpse of mitt romney yesterday heading to church. president obama has been holed up in this luxury resort in virginia as his campaign predicted a much stronger performance than the last time around. >> you will see from the president a forceful passionate, energetic tone that demonstrates the choice that we have in front of us. >> reporter: remember, the president who last time openly complained about debate preps and spent time sightseeing. >> it's a drag. they are making me do my homework. >> now he appears more engaged and upbeat pausing to bring pizza to a local campaign office. >> reporter: the format of this debate at hofstra university in debate will be town h
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Oct 15, 2012 9:00am EDT
either of these guys today. both are deep in their debate preps. we did catch a glimpse of mitt romney yesterday heading off to church. president obama has been holed up in this luxury resort in virginia as his campaign predicted a much stronger performance than the last time around. >> what you will see from the president is a forceful, passionate and energetic tone that demonstrates the choice that we have in front of us. >> reporter: remember, the president who last time openly complained about debate preps and spent time sightseeing. >> it's a drag. [ laughter ] >> they are making me do my homework. >> reporter: now he appears more engaged and upbeat pausing to bring pizza to a local campaign office. >> how is it debate prep going? >> it's going great. >> reporter: the format of this he debate at hoff straw university in -- hofstra university in new york will be town hall style. they are bracing for a president that will most certainly be agthink the race i the wind is at governor romney's back. there is momentum. you can see it on the trail and in the data. but the country is enly
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Oct 29, 2012 9:00am EDT
:11.  [ mitt romney ] we have to work on a collaborative basis. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. when we think no one is looking. is what we do... i'm mitt romney, mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. imillion dollars for marylanded one hundred schools.ty...
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Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
still playing out. both the obama and romney campaigns are scrambling to switch up their schedules and recalibrate their messages as they reond to sandy. >>> fox 5 morning news at 7 starts right noufrment >>> this is halloween, wednesday, october 31st, 2012. there's your live look outside. much more traffic this morning than we've had in a you a mornings. >> metro also open today. normal service resumed this morning. however, some bus routes could be affected by flooding and road closures, so build in some extra time for your trip. >>> the federal government is open today, though employees have the option for unscheduled leave and telework. most students will head back to the classrooms but some schools are still closed due to power outages. in fairfax county, the following schools will remain closed. they are language ly langly. in arlington county, bar croft elementary school is closed n d.c., jefferson county will remain closed. >> prince georges county, excel academy is closed n howard county, bowman bridge elementary school is closed and arundel county will have 17 schools tha
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Oct 8, 2012 9:00am EDT
, admitting he may not have been at his best in denver. the president took time to criticize mitt romney, going after what he claims is romney's plan for $5 trillion in tax cuts and cuts to pbs to help close the deficits. >> for you moms and kids out there, somebody is cracking down on big bird. cracking down on him. elmo has made a run for the border. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again, but he's bringing the hammer down on sesame street. >> president obama will continue campaigning in california today, with a star studded event in san francisco, including john legend and will.i.am. >>> meanwhile, mitt romney returns to virginia today as he laughs off what looked like an uncomfortable situation in florida. the republican nominee was taking pictures with staff at a restaurant in port st. lucie when one of the staffers wiped romney's face with a napkin. romney can be seen laughing off the situation, but appears to be a little uncomfortable. >>> prepare for a month full of debates. this thursday vice president biden and congressman paul ryan will face off in their firs
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Oct 10, 2012 9:00am EDT
it back entirely. >>> on the campaign trail, the president and mitt romney hit ohio. the president rallied students at ohio university and mitt romney plans to spend the next few days in the key battle state as well. new jersey governor chris christie joined him. no republican won the white house without taking ohio. >>> vice president joe biden and republican paul ryan will work to boost numbers at the postand city of danville, kentucky, are hoping for a boost as well. stores are stocking up on political-teamed items. the debate will be held at central college which also hosted a vice-presidential debate in 2000. >>> two brothers face multiple charges this morning for a spring of robberies in lanham. prince george's county police arrested 24-year-old lose a tuna and mark attuna last thursday. investigators found several fire arms, ammunition, drugs, stolen property inside their home. the arrest helped police close several burglary cases in the area. >>> well, as you know, the wait is over. it is time for playoff baseball here in the nation's capital. >> the nationals and cardinals face of
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Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
. we'll be right back, 7:112. anncr: which do you believe? what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. i'm barac amanda knox >>> it is 7:16 now, the hurricane is effecting the presidential race. president barack obama is scrapping plans now to campaign in three states and he just canceled a rally this morning in florida. he is now returning from florida to monitor hurricane sandy. mitt romney is still campaigning in ohio, iowa, and wisconsin today. he canceled three stops in virginia yesterday, and an event scheduled in new hampshire for tomorrow. >>> hurricane sandy is also causing trouble with early voting. after long lines in saturday, today, early voting is canceled in maryland, t
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Oct 22, 2012 9:00am EDT
. >> president obama and governor romney face off one more time in a final time in the formal debate tonight, joining us now with a preview from boca, florida, is the fox business network, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> how important is this third and final debate tonight? >> reporter: very important. it's the last pitch to voters. when you think take into account, allison, the first debate largely seen as a romney- victory. the second debate largely seen as a venue for president obama to come back to reassert himself, got that last time, this is the last pitch they have to make for voters. this has been such a tight election, its gotten closer after the first debate. it's vital these two guys make the pitch tonight and really the lasting venue they'll have going into the election just a couple weeks away. >> you sort of mentioned the first debate and you talked about that, everyone going plop, the second with president obama did, with the town hall debate last time, and i know the format is different now, is that sort of back and forth do you think something that these undecide
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Oct 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney i'm drinkin' a dunkin' latte. i'm in love with my dunkin' latte. it is a treat. they're packed with flavor. it's my kind of latte. try the simply delicious latte everyone can enjoy. america runs on dunkin'! >>> maryland governor martin o'malley is cancelling early voting again today but he is extending early voting on friday. in the district of columbia, the board of elections is also announcing that early voting will remain closed today. all because of course of sandy. >> and with one week until election day, that's right, one week, president barack obama and governor mitt romney are suspending their campaigns for today. president obama is at the white house,
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Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
.obama will speak at cleveland state university this afternoon. >>> meanwhile, republican nominee mitt romney is also in virginia again this morning. he'll be at a campaign event in washington county on the north carolina border. yesterday romney campaigned with country music legend trace atkins outside charlottesville. both meet for another debate in new york in a week and a half. >>> surprising unemployment report shows the jobless rate dropped. most economists expected it to rise. it went down from 8.1 to 7.8%. this is the first time in almost four years that the unemployment rate has fallen below 8%. the government says the rate fell because more people found work, a trend that could impact the presidential race. >>> making headlines this morning, an alert for women in fairfax county. police are looking for a suspected serial fondler. >> he has approached at least five women, usually from behind and grabs them before taking off. fox5's sherri ly is live in springfield with more details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, allison, good morning, tony. the number of cases here continue
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Oct 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
house today, he has several interviews scheduled, including one with mtv. governor mitt romney will campaign in ohio and iowa. and monday, president obama returns to virginia. >>> a new fox new poll of likely voters in virginia shows governor romney with 47% support compared to president obama's 45%. >>> and president obama is now first sitting u.s. president to vote before election day. he cast his vote at a polling site near his chicago home yesterday. illinois is one of several states that has early voting. the campaign camp says his participation will send a strong message to voters. >>> a lot of money pouring into the race. as of yesterday both campaigns have raised $2 billion. the eye popping figure puts the election on the track to be the costliest ever. the outpouring of donations is coming from both ordinary citizens and the richest americans, hoping to influence the election. >>> the 37th annual marine corps marathon and the 10k race take place sunday in northern virginia and d.c. runners from all over the world take part in what's now one of the top marathons in the
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Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
romney closing the gap in some key battleground states. surveys from quinnpiac university, cbs news and the "new york times" show a dead heat in colorado and mitt romney cutting the president's lead in wisconsin in half. fox' dug luzader looks ahead to tonight. >>reporter: both vice presidential candidates are heading into tonight's debate with some new poll numbers. this is our brand new fox news poll. it shows that joe biden and paul ryan are pretty evenly matched within the margin of error as far as their favorability numbers are concerned, but look at the unfavorables. that's where joe biden tonight has some ground to make up. paul ryan arrives in kentucky for his big night, swarmed by supporters. vice president joe biden is scheduled to arrive later today. this one on one between them is getting a lot of buildup because the stakes are so high after last week's obama/romney debate that may have turned this race on its head. president obama still stinging after what was seen as a weak performance told abc's "world news" last night that biden just needs to be himself. >> you know
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Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
is in nevada getting ready for tomorrow's first presidential debate and mitt romney is already in colorado where the debate will be held. at the university of denver, preparations are well under way for the big event. romney is shifting his focus after intense criticism from fellow republicans and highlighting the race as a choice between his plans for the economy and the president's policies. >> i represent a very different course. i will make sure that the young people of today have great jobs tomorrow and have a bright and prosperous future. that's the difference between us. >> who is going to put the most points on the board? >> you are! >> not i. governor romney, he is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> the president took a break from preparations and got applause when he showed up with pizzas at his las vegas campaign office. >>> it is hard to miss the television ads about question seven in maryland. it is an effort to expand gaming in the state. lawmakers say the expansion would raise revenue for education. but how much of the money will actually go to schools. i spoke with the direc
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Oct 16, 2012 9:00am EDT
until election day and tonight president barack obama will face off against governor mitt romney in their second debate. >> the president is expected to be more energetic according to his campaign. sarah simmons is back in studio now with more on tonight's match-up. >> reporter: as the political world turns the focus to the debate in new york some voters already sent in absentee ballots and others are casting ballots in early voting. we know the first lady michelle obama has voted absentee and it will mean that any little blip from tonight's debate or the one next week could have an immediate impact. president obama is running through mock debates at the resort in virginia and mitt romney is huddling with his debate team including his sparring partner ohio senator rob portman. tonight's town hall style debate could make a difference too with questions coming from undecided voters. >> he's got to work against that. that's very important for him. that's not very difficult to do. that's the easiest thing to do. there's not show up the way he showed up in denver. well of course now t
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Oct 24, 2012 9:00am EDT
romney is also on the road attending campaign events in two states today. yesterday, president obama campaigned in ohio. tomorrow he visits virginia, florida and back in ohio. mitt romney will campaign in nevada and iowa today. he appeared with paul ryan in colorado yesterday. >>> and a reminder about our new election special. fox 5 news is our new show that deals with local and national candidates in the final weeks. you can see it at 6:30 every week night right here on fox 5. we're focusing on the maryland senate race. next week the candidates will debate live on fox 5 morning news. they will part next wednesday october 31st at 9:00 a.m. if you have a question for one of the candidates send it and we'll try to use it. >> new this morning, pope benedict the 16th has named 6 new cardinals. one of them is american. archbishop james michael harvey. he was ordained in the 1970s. been in charge of running the household at the vatican since 1998. the other cardinals come from nigeria, philippines, lebanon, libya. >>> also new today, the country's fastest highway opens up. you can drive 85
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
's doug luzader has the latest on the president barack obama and mitt romney debate preps. >> reporter: one new national poll is out. but it really hasn't done a whole lot to change the real clear politics, national average of polls, which shows the president nationwide about 3 1/2 points up, over mitt romney. but this all comes down to swing states, including colorado. the site of wednesday's debate. >> mitt romney is already in denver. getting in to the final campaigning and a last-minute endorsement from former broncos quarterback john elway but preparing for a much more critical stage on wednesday. >> so i look forward to these debates. i'm delighted that we will have three debates. it will be a conversation with the american people that will span almost an entire month. >> that stage at the university of denver is still being set for the first debate which will focus primarily on domestic issues. >> this is barack obama. how are you? >> president obama made some quick phone calls at a campaign office in nevada where he is going through debate rehearsals. >> basically they're keepi
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Oct 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
for the white house, latest polls show mitt romney with an edge over president obama. a new pew research center poll has mney leading 49 to 45% among likely voters. the candidates are even among registered voters. in virginia yesterday, rom targeted the president on foreign affairs. >> we can't support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words aren't backed up by deeds. >> other polls released monday show mitt romney has closed the gap. politico has the president's lead down to 1%, while gallup and rasmussen have the race tied. >>> this morning president obama leaves california for campaign events in ohio. the first lady will be in virginia. she'll speak at an event in loudoun county rallying as many people as possible to register to vote. the deadline in virginia is october 15th. >>> people living in the district, today is the last day to register by mail. applications are available online and at libraries and fire houses and police stations throughout the city. however, if you miss today's mail deadline, voters can still register in person at early voting centers da
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
'm just okay. >> but romney backer chris christie didn't get the memo. >> wednesday night the first night of this campaign. >> will this be a game-changer in the election? >>> and "i'm not perfect." arnold schwarzenegger about his marriage, his affairs and the child he fathered with his house keeper. >> i inflicted pain on maria and unbelievable pain on the kids. >> he prepares to release his tell-all memoir today, monday, october 1, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the deadly suicide bombing in eastern afghanistan overnight. >> they were targeting a military patrol in a crowded market. as we said, at least 14 people were killed, 3 americans among the dead. dozens were wounded. this comes one day after the u.s. military death toll in the war reached 2,000. we're going to get a live report, straight ahead. >>> also coming up, a
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Oct 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
the break. stay with us. [ mitt romney ] we have to work on a collaborative basis. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> we want to mention something that has just come in from metro. they are going to restore limited service of their metro bus and metro rail service at 2:00 p.m. today. they'll be on a sunday schedule, so metro will resume running at 2:00 today. this is buses and the rail system, but it will be on a sunday schedule for the remainder of the day. that starts at 2:00, then regular service begins again tomorrow. >>> now we will hear from the governors of maryland and virginia today as well as the mayor of the district on their respons
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Oct 31, 2012 9:00am EDT
until election day, governor mitt romney returns to campaign trail with three stops in florida today. yesterday he campaigned in ohio and collected relief supplies for hurricane victims. he picked up the endorsement of former chrysler ceo, lee i coco. >>> president obama warns there's still a risk from flooding and downed power lines. today he'll get a look at the damage along with new jersey governor chris christie. >>> it is still not clear how the storm will impact the election. and as our political strategist says, the president isn't on the campaign trail. >> i don't think i could handicap this one way or the other who it helps. but it does take the campaign off the front pages for sure. >> the president gets a break, to be honest with you, because now he gets to fly to new jersey, do the photo op and pretend he's really, you know, concerned about all this stuff. and everybody will get glowing press, which he'll get, so then what happens -- >> you're saying the president isn't concerned about americans? >> i'm not saying he's not concerned about it. if you look at what's happene
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Oct 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
mitt romney will do, quote, extraordinarily well. >>> a deadly shooting has left two people dead and another person injured. police say the shooting broke out as riders from a charity motorcycle event were eating breakfast. the incident is now under investigation. >>> actor and former california governor arnold schwarzenegger admits his affair with the housekeeper was not the only time he was unfaithful to maria shriver. in a "60 minutes" interview, arnold says he had an affair with bridget nielsen while living with shriver before they were married. he said there were others, but that's between him and shriver. arnold says his affair with housekeeper mildred baena was the stupidest thing he ever did to shriver. he doesn't give details about his relationship with baena, only saying he takes care of the boy and the mother. >>> the threat of carmageddon ii is over. the stretch over 405 reopened in time for this morning's rush hour. it had been closed all weekend for a bridge upgrade. any delays could have resulted in huge traffic problems. a similar closure last year also raised fea
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